Be Positioned in Me For The Times!

 

In regard to the recent events in the U.S, I just have to say with confidence that God is still on the Throne, and that it is not over until He says it is over! Eyes have been focused on the United States, but our God who ways are so much higher than ours, and whose eyes are seeing a much greater picture than ours, sees the whole chessboard, an all the players involved. The war we are fighting is over the truth! Victory comes when lies and deception are exposed. God’s plan for winning the war on truth is centered around a people who present the multifaceted wisdom of God to principalities, powers and to the world. What is the multifaceted wisdom of God that scatters the enemy and annihilates their agenda? This wisdom of God can be defined as the way of the Cross and of sacrifice—a people living a sacrificial life modeled after Christ. Secondly, walking in the fear of the Lord, that is the beginning of wisdom. Third, it is to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding; and fourth, possessing the wisdom from above that according to James is humble, pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Such a person, possessing such a life, by his very stand for truth, righteousness and the principles of Godly wisdom, will defeat and shred the enemy’s defenses and remove their platform. They are a people who will possess the anointing to know what to do as Joseph did—the scripture states, that for his times there was none so wise as Joseph who knew what to do.

Godly wisdom is coming out of agreement with the enemy and the world, and into agreement with God! When we agree with the enemy and world principles, we are aligning ourselves with principalities and powers; and if, as Paul says, our warfare is with principalities and powers, then by our agreement with them, we come out on the losing end. However, when we come into an intentional, sold out agreement with the will and the Word of God, we have power to tear down the ungodly strongholds of lies, and rip the veil hiding the truth and Godly reality. All sin and iniquity are cloaked in lies; the war is over who will control the narrative. We can then understand why the mainstream media is on the frontlines of the war over truth, and over dominion of the Earth. Many are the arbiters of propaganda, bought and paid for by the powers of darkness. God is perfect in wisdom and His plan is always perfect!  He will release a great captivity of souls from bondage and His Glory upon His people.

Persecution of Christianity

Jesus said in His Word that if they persecuted Him, they would also persecute His followers, that all who desired to live Godly lives in Him would be persecuted. North America has been resting on a bed of comfort for an exceptionally long time, while Christians around the world have suffered tremendously. It may well be our time now to walk through a season of travail! The travail to birth the notable moves of God can be hard labor—God is warning us to be prepared for the travail; to be ready to stand resolute and hold the ground of truth, justice, and righteousness.

Christians must be focused on God with our eyes fixed on Him as we may see persecution of Christianity gaining in momentum. In the days to come Christians may be challenged in their faith and with their allegiance to Christ. Please, let me be clear that I am not an advocate for violence, but rather resisting and warring in the spirit through prayer and intercession, and in the natural, through peaceful means and action. 

The Mainstream media and the liberal machinery, including the social media giants, big corporations and banks are now all taking advantage of what happened on the Capitol in the U.S., to clamp down on all conservatives, conservative thinking and speech, and ultimately Christians—their chief target! Covid-19 has provided the perfect means to complete the job of cutting off communication and discourse.

The Great Reset—the agenda of the World Economic Forum—a group of the elites of the world, is in high gear. Their plan is unfolding and moving rapidly in all nations, working forcefully to shut down all avenues of resistance to their ideology in America, in Canada and the nations of the world. Nevertheless, we must be reminded that we are never to move in fear, as no one, and nothing, can stop the Wind and Power of the Holy Spirit from moving to determine the will of God!

Preparedness for the Road Ahead!

God will always move ahead of His people to carve out the paths ahead for them as He did with Israel on their journeys to the Promised Land. In my last two shows we discussed Luke 22:35-36 and I find that God is continuing to bring revelation and depth from this scripture for this notable hour of history. I believe God is showing that this passage holds understanding and direction for the changing times by continuing to shine His light on it. Let’s read it again:

“But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” Luke 22:35-36

As we said previously, when Jesus said, “But now,” He is signalling to His disciples that something significant was about to happen that would cause a dramatic shift in times; He then proceeds to give them instructions on how to be prepared. In verse 35 Jesus points out three specific ways to be prepared—first He told the disciples to take money—Jesus is referring to finances or possibly another means of currency with which to purchase goods—this could include bartering. I believe our banking system is no longer secure, and it is best to play it safe. A few months ago, the Lord told me to have cash on hand, I didn’t fully understand but was obedient.

Second, Jesus then told them to take a knapsack. I believe this represents being prepared in the natural with the essentials, such as food, water and necessities stored for emergencies—this is wisdom, as even our government recommends having at least three months’ supply on hand; we do not know the way things will turn and should be prepared. Preparedness could also be inclusive of having ministry resources on hand for sharing Christ, as God’s heart is very much on saving souls. We should be thinking of ways that we can do our part, as we each have a share in the harvest.

In verse 36 Jesus then implied that the instructions given were directly related to the fulfillment of a certain prophecy that, He would be counted among the transgressors, or rebels. and ends by saying “For the things concerning Me have an end.” Both statements are profound and embedded with much revelation. That Jesus would be counted with the rebels revealed that trouble was coming for His followers. Within four decades after Christ, Rome completely clamped down on the Jewish people and destroyed Jerusalem.

Jesus’ first coming was in essence a revolution against the world construct of that time, challenging all spheres and beliefs with the higher precepts of God. Jesus is the revolution that moves His people to follow Him, wherever it may lead, as there will always be a price to pay for freedom. What is now becoming increasingly clear is the push in the narrative to label and brand all conservatives, all Trump supporters—a vast majority that are Christians—as insurrectionists and problematic to the progressive ideologies of the new society and world order presently being crafted.

Jesus then concluded  by saying that the things concerning Him have an end. Having an end means having its fulfillment or a specified conclusion. Jesus was warning His disciples of the Cross that was to come—the end that was awaiting Him and those who were His disciples. However, verse 36 has greater implications and is a word that carries through time, pointing also to the last days—a season of time when all things concerning Christ will be summed up, have its fulfillment, and will reach its final conclusion. These are times spoken of in scripture characterized by great turmoil in the Earth.

This is the time when God is trumpeting the call to all, “Come into the Ark you and all your household! Jesus Christ is the Ark fashioned for the salvation of mankind; it is an Ark that is fashioned in praise, as the praise of God’s people is His holy habitation. How do we escape the siege? We lift up our eyes and ascend in worship and in faith. Praise is our escape route! As Jesus inhabits our praise. This is how He comes down. Let the whole earth praise him! Praise is the way we will we navigate our way through these times!

In January of 2020 God gave me a vision where I saw myself standing in a small boat on the ocean in the midst of a great storm with lightning and dark clouds, I had my hands raised to heaven praising Him with peace and great joy in my heart! He then said to me, “Praise is how you will make it through this year!”  Recently in 2021 the Lord again said to me, “Praise Me in the storm, because praise will bring you through the storm.” Don’t be afraid of the storm; God said in His Word that when we walked through the storm, we should fear no evil.

 2021 and the decade ahead

Considering these times that we have been chosen for—times where things happen suddenly and quickly, we should also be believing for God’s best to break out in the lives of His people, and for great and effective doors to now open before us. Yet, we should also be prepared for the worst—as the worst will also be breaking out through a people who are committed to lawlessness and deception. This will truly be a season of Light and darkness—Let us choose to look to the Light and the One who has power over it all, and the ability to bring in great transformation and awakening. As we do this, we also take heed to Jesus’ Word that lawlessness will abound–we would therefore be wise to put on the whole armor of God, and to also put safeguards in place to protect ourselves and our families.

If you have not already done so, now would certainly be the time to get your House, your relationships, and your marriages in order, as we will need each other and have greater strength and impact in a stand of unity. Now would be the time to examine our hearts, our faith level and what our stance will be in the face of injustice, persecution and the attempted removal of our liberties and freedoms. Now is the time to press into God, seek His face and pursue an increased level of faith and an increase in the gifts and virtues of the Spirit. Now is the time to live a lifestyle of prayer and fasting and pressing into the supernatural gifts of God. God is looking to find faith and will be working in us to cause our faith to arise!

What will this new era look like for you, for your family, your church, your ministry, or your work? Spiritually, the Church will be transformed to become a new wineskin—the Ekklesia, the wineskin of God’s original intention—a wineskin having relevance to its times, functioning in strength, wisdom and supernatural authority in an atmosphere of the Presence and power of God.

This decade will see the rise of the influencers. Many will see their sphere of influence increase tremendously. God has been preparing you for this moment to give you a voice of influence in the sphere you were created for. Now is your time! You are the sons of God being released for this moment of history—you are the sons of God the earth is presently travailing for—embedded with Good News, possessing great wisdom and moving in excellence.

In the past God came down to accomplish His will through the ministry of chosen men and women. In these times, God will move through the ministry of an army of fearless, and courageous servants like David, Elijah, Deborah, Joshua and Joseph, all fashioned and trained in fire to stand resolute in the midst of turmoil and storms, armed with the wisdom of
God.

Recently as I was praying to the Lord about how to be positioned and prepared for these times, He stopped me abruptly in mid-sentence, almost in a rebuke and said, “Be ready and positioned in your identity in Me above all! Spend much time focused on Me.” He was saying first and foremost be focused on Him, intentionally looking to Him, positioned in Him, sitting at His gates and waiting daily in His Presence. He then impressed upon me that like Elijah, we were to be positioned in prayer, with our faces set, ready to each run our supernatural race. When Elijah saw the cloud—the sign of the coming downpour—he rose and outran the chariots. The people of God were created for this moment—don’t miss your moment to shine.

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